Archive for the Natural beauty Category

The Skaftafell Nature Park

The Skaftafell Nature Park

Posted on June 28, 2009 by

The Skaftafell Nature Park, the most famous of Iceland, is in the South- East of the country and it spreads from the South part of the Vatnajökull glacier- the biggest not only of Iceland but of Europe, to the Atlantic Ocean. In details, the park includes the lobe of the Skeiðarárjökull, appendix of the Vatnajökull, […]

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Trip to the Öræfajökull glacier

Trip to the Öræfajökull glacier

Posted on June 23, 2009 by

The Öræfajökull is a Glacier produced by the Vatnajökull, located on its South- Eastern part. The Öræfajökull owns different primacies: beneath 300mt of ice, it hides the Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest mountain of the island, that is 2119mt high and covers the Öræfi volcano with its perennial ice. This is the biggest active volcano of the […]

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Visit to Vik and to Reynishverfi beach

Visit to Vik and to Reynishverfi beach

Posted on June 15, 2009 by

The village of Vik is the last town to get supplies and shop before the great open and inhabited lands of the South East start. Here there’s a quite mild weather, the landscape is green and it is right in front of the Ocean. Not far from Vik, on the Reynishverfi beach, you can admire […]

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The underground of Iceland: caves of fire and ice

Posted on May 5, 2009 by

The Icelandic territory and its numerous lavic and ice caves may offer a unique experience throughout the year to people that have the explorer spirit. The travel agencies Iceland Total, Iceland Excursions and Ultima Thule organize trips –accessible by everybody- to lavic caves that developed more than 10.000 years ago, they also supply the required […]

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The Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon

Posted on April 30, 2009 by

Close to Kirkjubaejarklaustur, there’s Fjaðrárgljúfur, a canyon that the river Fjaðrá hollowed out during two millions of years. It is surrounded by green areas and from there you can enjoy a breathtaking view on the plain beneath, where there are many glacial brooks that make a sort of arabesque design. The canyon winds among the […]

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Boat trips under the Dyrhólaey Arch

Posted on April 25, 2009 by

Dyrhólaey is a promontory that stands 120m. high over the Icelandic Southern Coast; it is part of a Nature Reserve. It was formed during the last ice age from a submarine volcanic eruption similar to the one that generated the Surtsey island. The black beach is bounded by a high cliff where there are arches […]

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The Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Posted on April 20, 2009 by

This is a breathtaking show, that in Iceland you can enjoy only from October till April, because it requires some special conditions. The cause of this peculiar phenomenon is the solar wind that, when it reaches the terrestrial atmosphere, gets in touch with the hydrogen and oxygen particles while the magnetic field of the Earth […]

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The lava creations of Dimmuborgir

Posted on March 13, 2009 by

Dimmuborgir is a site famous for the black castles of lava, concretions that often take particular forms, such as the spectacular “The Church”, that looks like a gothic church. It is one of the favourite destinations of school groups, because children have fun interpreting and drawing on their albums the outline of the lavic walls. […]

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The Krafla volcanic system

Posted on March 12, 2009 by

Krafla is on the North of the Mývatn lake, not far from the highway n. 1. This system is one of the most active volcanic area. It was born 100.000 years ago, it is 10 km wide and it spreads on the flat land. Its lava is gaseous and it takes different colourings: black, the […]

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Guided tour to the glacial lagoon

Posted on March 11, 2009 by

You can look and admire the Jökursárlón lagoon from the distance, i.e. from the main land, or you can go closer. There are in fact amphibian boats that from 9.00AM bring there the tourists, going through the icebergs. During the tour, a guide gives information (in English) on this peculiar site. For example, she/ he […]

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